The University Star

Awards and Honors

2019

Associated Collegiate Press Story of the Year

Fourth Place, Sports Game Story, Colton McWilliams

Finalist, Editorial, Staff

 

College Media Association Pinnacle Awards

Second Place, Best App/Plugin of the Year

 

Headliners Foundation

Stuart Long Scholar, Carrington Tatum

Darrell K. Royal Scholar, Jakob Rodriguez

 

SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Region 8

General News Reporting winner, “Keep Quiet,” Carrington Tatum

Feature Writing finalist, “Sutherland Springs: Evil Did Not Win,” May Olvera

General Column Writing finalist

In-Depth Reporting finalist

 

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Division I

First Place, Interactive Graphic, “Clegg Administration Timeline,” Jessi Spain, Garrett McGinley, Sawyer Click

Second Place, Cartoon Strip/Panel, “Procrastination,” Stephanie Cloyd

Third Place, In-Depth Reporting, “TPUSA Allegations,” Sawyer Click, Jakob Rodriguez, Katie Evans

Third Place, Print Ad Campaign, “Soapbox Soundoff,” Megan Hicks

Third Place, Cover Design Newspaper, “He’s Out,” Vivian Medina

Third Place, Special Section Design, “Apartment Guide,” Vivian Medina

Honorable Mention, Feature Page Design, “San Marcos Stars,” Vivian Medina

 

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Onsite Competition Open Division

First Place, Sports Writing, Jakob Rodriguez

First Place, Sports Action Photography, Jaden Edison

Second Place, Editorial Writing, Samantha Guerrero

Third Place, Feature Photo, Sierra Martin

Honorable Mention, Copy Editing, Claire Partain

 

Hearst Journalism Awards Program

Breaking News, 17th place, Sawyer Click

 

2018

SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Region 8

Breaking News Finalist

General Column Writing Finalist

Best Non-Daily Newspaper Finalist

 

SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards National

General Column Writing Finalist, Tafari Roberts

 

College Media Association Pinnacle Awards

Best Breaking News Story finalist, May Olvera and Bri Watkins

 

Associated Collegiate Press, Louisville Conference 2018

Sixth Place, Best of Show for websites with more than 10,000 students

Seventh Place, Best of Show for four-year weekly newspaper

 

Freedom for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Commit to Expression Campaign

Third Place, Soapbox Soundoff event

 

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Previously Published Division I

First Place, Feature Writing, May Olvera and Bri Watkins

First Place, Best Online Engagement Strategy, Staff

Second Place, Best Use of Social Media in Breaking News, John Lee

Second Place, Overall Newspaper Design, Vivian Medina, Gloria Rivera, Lauren Nelson and Elizabeth Oxford

Third Place, Op/Ed Page Design, Elizabeth Oxford

Honorable Mention, Environmental Portrait, Josh Martinez

Honorable Mention, General News Photo, Emily Sharp

Honorable Mention, Feature Page Design, Lauren Nelson and Vivian Medina

Honorable Mention, General News, Shayan Faradineh

 

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Onsite Competition Open Division

First Place, Editorial Writing, Carrington Tatum

Second Place, Feature Writing, Denise Cervantes

Honorable Mention, Best of Show, The University Star

Defending the First Amendment since 1911
Awards and Honors